Bangladesh: Development of Transport Corridor for Trade Facilitation

Sovereign Project | 37338-012 Status: Closed

Summary

The objective of this TA is to prepare project(s) for possible financing by ADB. These projects could be (i) physical infrastructure improvements to transport links, (ii) physical infrastructure improvements to ancillary facilities, or (iii) equipment necessary to facilitate cross-border movement of goods to complement the physical improvements. The TA will also recommend and formulate an implementation plan for procedural improvements to facilitate cross-border trade to complement the physical improvements that may be carried out. The TA will be conducted in two phases. Phase I of the study will formulate a prioritized list of possible infrastructure improvements. Phase II of the Study will be to prepare possible projects (except for rail projects from this prioritized list based on the decision of the Government and ADB. It is antiicapted that Phase I of the Study will take 3 months and Phase II another 5 months.

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Project Name Development of Transport Corridor for Trade Facilitation
Project Number 37338-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4821-BAN: Development of Transport Corridor for Trade Facilitation
Japan Special Fund US$ 950,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Transport policies and institutional development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The objective of this TA is to prepare project(s) for possible financing by ADB. These projects could be (i) physical infrastructure improvements to transport links, (ii) physical infrastructure improvements to ancillary facilities, or (iii) equipment necessary to facilitate cross-border movement of goods to complement the physical improvements. The TA will also recommend and formulate an implementation plan for procedural improvements to facilitate cross-border trade to complement the physical improvements that may be carried out. The TA will be conducted in two phases. Phase I of the study will formulate a prioritized list of possible infrastructure improvements. Phase II of the Study will be to prepare possible projects (except for rail projects from this prioritized list based on the decision of the Government and ADB. It is antiicapted that Phase I of the Study will take 3 months and Phase II another 5 months.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy ADB's assistance for development of road corridors for trade facilitation has been focused on the northwest-southeast corridor, making best use of the Jamuna Bridge and the Chittagong port. With the construction of the Padma Bridge, the importance of the southwest-northeast and southwest-southeast corridors will become larger to facilitate trade.
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will require about 70 person-months of consulting services, comprising about 23 person-months of international consutlants and about 47 months of domestic consultants. Deadline for submission of EOI is on 12 May 2006.
Procurement TBD

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Lee Tai
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Transport and Communications Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Transport Coordination Wing, Planning Commision
Mr. T.T. Dewan
ttdewan@yahoo.com
RHD, Ministry of Communication

Timetable

Concept Clearance 31 Oct 2005
Fact Finding 12 Feb 2006 to 16 Feb 2006
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 15 Apr 2010

TA 4821-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Jul 2006 19 Sep 2006 19 Sep 2006 31 May 2007 30 Jun 2011 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
950,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 950,000.00 26 Jul 2006 900,541.14

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